The 60th edition of the Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Films in Spain has put Iranian short animation ‘Icky’ on display.
Directed by Parastou Cardgar, the animation tells the story of a child in a world where people have a solved Rubik’s cube as their heads, but the child’s head is different from everyone else. S/He has an unsolved Rubik's cube on the neck.
‘Icky’ has previously received several international awards from a variety of festivals, including best animation at Romania’s Short to the Point festival, best animation at Seattle Film Festival in the US, best director award at the Bollywood International Film Festival in India, and best animation award at the 16th Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Arte in Italy.
The animation has also taken part at global film events such as the 12th Athens Animfest in Greece, as well as the 10th annual Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco and the 16th Kansas International Film Festival, both in the US.
The 6-minute ‘Icky’ recently received the honorable mention “for an original approach to the subject of diversity, captured in an extraordinary metaphor about one’s place in society,” at the 2018 International Film Festival for Children and Youth - KINOLUB in Poland.
The Zinebi, one of the oldest festivals in Europe, kicked off on November 9 and will wrap up on November 16.
The festival is recognized as an international event of a competitive nature by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).